Pulitzer Center – Fall 2019 Student Contest: Local Letters for Global Change

Posted by The Pulitzer Center on October 1, 2019

Students in grades K-12, make your voices heard this election season! Write a letter to a member of Congress that explains the global issue you want them to prioritize, making your case with Pulitzer Center reporting. Three winners will receive:

  • $100 to support global community engagement in your classroom (prize distributed to your class teacher)
  • Publication of your letter, photo, and bio on the Pulitzer Center website
  • A personal video message from a journalist who reported on the issue you select

Deadline for submission: November 15, 2019.

Please visit this page for full contest details, a letter-writing template, a judging/grading rubric, a list of suggested news stories, and more. Email us to schedule a workshop to introduce the contest to your students, or with any questions.

Engage with your world through global news. Formulate action steps. Share your knowledge and analysis through writing. We can’t wait to read your work!

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